Name: Dr. WONG Wai Ho, Savio
Post: Assistant Professor
Room: D1 - 2/F - 13
Tel: (852) 2948 8695
Before joining HKIED, Savio was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and the University of Southern California (USC) where he examined the brain-body interaction with fMRI and its role in decision-making. Currently, Savio furthers his research in Educational Neuroscience and examines the impact of education on the development of the brain and its relationship with the decision-making ability of students.
Highest degree obtained
Ph.D., Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
Rising Star, Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Selected recent publications
Koritzky, G., He, Q., Xue, G., Wong, S.W., Xiao, L. and Bechara, A. (in press). Recent outcomes affect decision making more when prefrontal cortex activation engages the posterior rather than anterior sector. NeuroImage
Zhao, M., Chow, T.W.S., Chan, R.H.M., and Wong, S.W.H. (in press). Trace Ratio Linear Discriminant Analysis for Disease Classification: A Case Study of Dementa. IEEE Signal Processing Letters
Xiao, L., Bechara, A., Gong, Q., Huang, X., Li, X., Xue, G., Wong, S.W., Lu, Z., Palmer, P., Wei, Y., Jia, Y., and Johnson, C.A. (2012). Affective decision-making dysfunction in Chinese adolescent binge drinkers: a neuropsychological and functional MRI study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Apr 9, 2012, DOI: 10.1037/a0027892
Shoemaker, J. K., Wong, S.W., and Cechetto, D. F. (2012). Cortical circuitry associated with reflex cardiovascular control in humans: does the cortical autonomic network "speak" or "listen" during cardiovascular arousal? Anatomical Record, 295, 1375-1384.
Shoemaker, J.K., Usselman, C.W., Rothwell, A., and Wong, S.W. (2012). Altered cortical activation patterns associated with baroreflex unloading following 24 hours of physical deconditioning. Experimental Physiology, 10 JUL, 2012, DOI: 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.065557
Wong, S.W., Gui, X., and Bechara, A. (2011). Integrating fMRI with psychophysiological measurements in the study of decision making. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 4, 85-94.
Sörös, P., Al-Otaibi, F., Wong, S.W., Shoemaker, J.K., Mirsattari, S.M., Hachinski, V., and Martin R. E. (2011). Stuttered swallowing: electric stimulation of the right insula interferes with water swallowing. A case report. BMC Neurology, 11:20.
Al-Otaibi, F., Wong, S.W., Shoemaker, J.K., Parrent, A.G., and Mirsattari, S.M. (2010). The cardioinhibitory responses of the right posterior insular cortex in an epileptic patient. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 88, 390-397.
Wong, S.W., Jong, L., Bandur, D., Bihari, F., Yen, Y., Takahashi, A.M., Lee, D.H., Steven, D., Parrent, A.G., Pigott, S.E., and Mirsattari, S.M. (2009). Cortical reorganization following anterior temporal lobectomy in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology,73, 518-525.
Wong, S.W., Kimmerly, D.S., Massé, N., Menon, R.S., Cechetto, D.F., and Shoemaker, J.K. (2007). Sex differences in forebrain and cardiovagal responses at the onset of isometric handgrip exercise: a retrospective fMRI study. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103, 1402-1411.
Kimmerly, D.S., Wong, S.W., Salzer, D., Menon, R.S. and J.K. Shoemaker. (2007) Forebrain regions associated with postexercise differences in autonomic and cardiovascular function during baroreceptor unloading. American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 293, H299-H306.
Wong, S.W., Massé, N., Kimmerly, D.S., Menon, R.S., and Shoemaker, J.K. (2007). Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Cardiovagal Control in Conscious Humans. NeuroImage, 35, 698-708.
Kimmerly, D.S., Wong, S.W., Menon, R.S., and Shoemaker, J.K. (2007). Forebrain neural patterns associated with sex differences in autonomic and cardiovascular function during baroreceptor unloading. American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 292, R715-R722.
Hou, J., Wong, S., Wang, Q., Feng, J., Pu, Y., and Gao, J (2002). Functional MRI studies of acupuncture analgesia modulating within human brain. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 36, 206-210. (In Chinese)
Wong, S.W., and Bechara, A. (Imprint). The Future of Technology in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurology: Implications for Training and Treatment. In: L’Abate, L., and Kaiser, D.A. (Eds.), Handbook of Technology in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurology: Theory, Research, and Practice.